Interview with Jenny Dirksen of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, Pan-fried Basil Potatoes, Watermelon Mint Shake
May 18, 2015
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana
In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Jenny Dirksen of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry. They talk about how the program all began. They also talk about why breakfast is so important for kids to eat every day In A Tisket A Tasket What's Inside My Basket?, Eliana explores kale and shares her recipe for Sauteéd Kale with Arugula. In her segment, Foodie News, she shares the 411 on the cooking world. In her segment, Figure Out This Food, she shares information about pattypan squash. In her segment, The Cookbook Shelf she reviews Deliciously Ella edited by Ella Woodward. In Creative Cuisine, Eliana gives her recipe for Pan-fried Basil Potatoes. Her Snacktivity is her Watermelon Mint Shake. Her Kitchen Craft is a Flameless Candles. Bon Appetit!
Cool Kids Cook
Monday at 4 PM on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel
Join Kid Chef Eliana on "Cool Kids Cook!" Get creative in the kitchen and find the foodie in you. Discover cuisine from around the world, cooking techniques, interviews with top chefs, and of course, recipes by Kid Chef Eliana. You'll be cooking in no time! Bon Appetit! Cool Kids Cook can be heard live every Monday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel.
Kid Chef Eliana
12 year old Kid Chef Eliana grew up in a family of cooks. With grandparents from Cajun Louisiana, the Philippines, Cuba, and Honduras, Eliana’s recipes have international flair. She loves traveling and spending time in the kitchen with her family. Eliana says, “Cooking is so much fun. You can be creative and invent new recipes.” Eliana’s first cookbook, “Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids” was released in October 2010. She is awaiting the publication of her second cookbook, “Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana.”
At ten years old, Kid Chef Eliana was chosen as one of 13 Latinos profiled in a museum exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She has been a guest chef on Eyewitness Morning News on WWL-TV in New Orleans and has cooked with Celebrity Chef John Besh. She was a featured chef at the New Orleans Seafood Festival and the Louisiana Book Festival. She does numerous media appearances, cooking demonstrations, and book signings.
In the future, Eliana plans to design cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. She also wants to teach kids that good food is more than chicken nuggets and French fries. Her motto is, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”